Charles P. Groppe’s practice focuses on collectively bargained employee benefits plans. He advises employers who contribute to multiemployer pension and welfare plans on withdrawal liability, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Affordable Care Act, as well as on US federal and state statutes as they apply to employee benefits plans and collective bargaining agreements. He has handled numerous multiemployer plan trustee deadlocks over the administration of such plans.
Charles also represents employers from several industries in litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and age, gender, race, and disability discrimination laws.
Charles was a contributing author to the first and second editions of BNA’s ERISA Litigation manual. He also serves as chair of the Rosemount Center, a pro bono client that provides Head Start educational opportunities to the Washington, DC, community.
The George Washington University Law School, 1997, J.D.
Georgetown University, 1981, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)
Member, Moot Court, George Washington University
Staff Member, The Environmental Lawyer, George Washington University